Latin American media respond to Ukraine invasion with mix of deja vu, consternation

Ukrainian and Russian refugees waiting in a makeshift camp next to the San Ysidro Garita in Tijuana, Mexico, on March 16, 2022. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
A display of 109 empty prams used to highlight the number of children killed in the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Lviv on March 18, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Central and South American media outlets have responded to Russia's invasion of Ukraine with a mixture of deja vu and consternation, triggered by the role the United States has played over centuries in continental affairs.

For though televised images of destruction have roused sympathy for Ukraine in the Americas, they have also invoked memories of US intervention throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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